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Episode: 03.06.17: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses the links between Trump and Russia; Concern re: the demonization of Putin & Russia and where it may lead; Trump's 2nd Travel Ban executive order & The campaign to declare Bridgeport, CT a Sanctuary City
Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris, is heard every Monday night on WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT between 8:00 - 10:00 pm ET. Webstreaming and audio archive at http://wpkn.org
1) James S. Henry, is a senior fellow at Columbia University's Center for Sustainable International Investment, Global Justice Fellow at Yale University and a senior adviser to the Tax Justice Network. Henry will discuss his recent article, "Wilbur Ross Comes to DC with an Unexamined History of Russian Connections," as well as his assessment of the credibility of Congressional investigations into President Trump's links with the Russian government.
2) Richard Eskow, Host, Zero Hour Radio and a Senior Fellow with the Campaign for America's Future talks about the important points raised in his article, "Principles for progressives to follow on Trump's Ties to Russia," exploring concern that the political fight in the U.S. over Trump's Russia connections could revive a new, dangerous Cold War.
3) Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action assesses President Trump's 2nd Travel Ban Executive order - and his recent speech before a joint session of Congress where he advocated more military spending, decreased funding for the State Dept. and diplomacy, an escalation of US involvement in Middle East wars -- and awarding large government contracts to the defense and aerospace industries.
4) Luis Luna an organizer with the group Make The Road Connecticut, will discuss the work he's doing on immigration issues in the state, and the current campaign to make Bridgeport a sanctuary city.
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Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris, is heard every Monday on WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT between 8:00-10:00 pm ET. Webstreaming is at http://wpkn.org/ . Interview segment archives are at counterpointradio.org .